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Oregon State's Tim Slama appears on reality show to pitch his new driver (Statesman Journal)
A senior at Oregon State majoring in mechanical engineering and business, Slama is among 14 finalists who will appear on Golf Channel’s "Driver vs. Driver 2," a reality TV competition series that premiers Tuesday (6 p.m. Pacific Time) and runs through Nov. 13.

Modular robots being developed to navigate tunnels and caves (The Engineer)
A team from Carnegie Mellon University, with help from Geoff Hollinger, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Oregon State, is developing a robotic system that autonomously searches tunnels, caves and underground structures.

Drones, Driverless Cars and Difficult Decisions 
The emerging debate on ethics and robotics was the focus of two panel discussion Georgia Tech hosted Tuesday in Washington, D.C. The event, which included Cindy Grimm, Oregon State professor of robotics, “Drones, Driverless Cars and Difficult Decisions” examined the expectations humans have about robots’ capabilities and limits. Panelists also spoke of the responsibilities that researchers, scientists, corporations and policymakers have as well.

Mark Your Calendar 

Fall 2018 Career Events
More information on all of the Career Development Center's Fall events can be found on the Career Events page. 

MIME School Head's Office Hours
Dr. Harriet B. Nembhard invites MIME students to stop by for coffee or tea and to talk about your career, club, résumé, goals, life, etc.
Wed., Oct. 3 | 10 to 11 a.m. | Rogers 206 

Research Ready
Are you wondering how to get involved in undergraduate research or creative work with a faculty mentor? We understand that this process can be confusing so we’re here to help! Join us for an evening workshop on October 3 where we’ll discuss the benefits of working with a professor at Oregon State, how to identify and contact the professor you want to work with, and how to apply for specific programs that provide funding to engage in research or creative work. You’ll also have an opportunity to hear directly from a panel of undergraduate researchers about what their experiences were like and a panel of professors about what they look for in undergraduate researchers. Please RSPV at this link and we will follow up with location information: http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5d1f1Y3rS3APzo1.
Wed., Oct 3 & Feb. 6 | 5:30 to 7 p.m.

MIME Woodshop seminars
Woodshop seminars will be held on Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. and on Oct. 9 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.  Students currently or previously enrolled in ME 250 may attend.  Seminar will be in Rogers 116 and will last an hour and 45 minutes. Please use this link to sign up: Woodshop Qualifier. Contact Darin Kempton with questions. 
Thrus., Oct. 4 at 10 a.m.,  Tues., Oct. 9 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. | Rogers 116

OSU AIAA General Meeting
Interested in Aerospace? Come to OSU AIAA's Fall General Meeting this Thursday at 7 p.m. in Johnson Hall, room 102, to learn about how to get involved in rocketry, plane, helicopter, payload, and aerospace-oriented research teams here on campus! No experience is necessary, and all majors are welcome!
Thurs., Oct. 4 | 7 to 9 p.m. | Johnson 102

Dean's Distinguished Lecture:"Innovating our Energy Future" 
Please join us for the inaugural Dean's Distinguished Lecture with Professor Emeritus José N. Reyes, NuScale Power co-founder and Henry W. and Janice J. Schuette Endowed Chair in Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics. An abundance of clean and resilient energy is needed to lift nearly 6 billion people out of energy poverty. Oregon State University, an internationally recognized energy innovator, is working on cutting-edge energy solutions that include wind power, wave power, solar power, bio-fuels, and small modular reactors. One of its greatest entrepreneurial success stories, NuScale Power, is now poised to bring clean energy to the world.
Fri., Oct. 5 | 6:30 p.m. | The LaSells Student Center

OSU Robotics Club annual kickoff
The OSU Robotics Club is hosting its annual Kickoff event this next Friday, October 5th! There will be robots, t-shirts, and free pizza! This will be the best opportunity to sign up for the Robotics Club as well as see all the robotic projects such as the Mars Rover. 
Fri., Oct. 5 | 7 to 9 p.m. | Kelley Engineering Atrium 

ASHRAE Meeting – DOE Solar Decathlon Sustainable Building Competition Info Session
Please join the Oregon State chapter of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) for their first meeting of the school year. Brian Fronk, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, will present his group's research in renewable and sustainable energy in the built environment and explain how students can get engaged with similar research. Then, we will introduce the U.S. Solar Decathlon competition, which challenges student teams to design highly-efficient and innovative buildings powered by renewable energy. This is the first time Oregon State has competed in the event and we are building a team from the ground up, so there will be lots of opportunities for leadership! Finally, we will also introduce the ASHRAE organization and highlight ways to get involved. Pizza and drinks provided. For questions or more information, email ASHRAE president Ted Fulks (fulkst@oregonstate.edu) or faculty advisor Dr. Brian Fronk (brian.fronk@oregonstate.edu).
Wed., Oct. 10 | 5 p.m. | Rogers 226

Engineering Undergraduate Research Panel
Interested in engineering undergrad research? Not sure how to get involved or what to expect during research? Come learn from current undergrad engineering students who’ve done undergrad research and how you can make the most of your research opportunities here at Oregon State. Pizza provided! For more information and questions, please contact Kathryn Walters at Kathryn.walters@oregonstate.edu .
Mon., Oct. 15 | 5 to 6 p.m. | Johnson 219

MIME Career Reception
Come to the MIME Career Reception, shortly after the OSU STEM Career Expo, to learn more about engineering careers, plus current entry-level and internship opportunities. This event is free and open to all MIME students. 
Wed., Oct. 17 | 4:40 to 7 p.m. | Memorial Union

Graduate student career and communication workshops with Dr. Peter Fiske
Improve your skills by spending a day with invited speaker Dr. Peter Fiske. This event is co-sponsored by the Graduate School, College of Engineering and the College of Science. Two workshops are offered at the Memorial Union Horizon Room and also live online. Seating is limited. Register today
Mon., Oct. 22 | Memorial Union Horizon Room

The Promise and the Peril of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Oregon State University will host this daylong symposium. OSU faculty and national experts will participate in this symposium and discuss the potential benefits, risks, ethics and uncertainties of the emerging technologies of artificial intelligence and robotics. 
Tues., Oct. 23 | LaSells Stewart Center and the CH2M HILL Alumni Center | Register

Leadership Academy Summit
Kick off your leadership development this year with the College of Engineering Leadership Academy’s fifth annual Summit event. Attend keynotes and breakout sessions to learn from experts in engineering and leadership, network with industry leaders, connect with other students, hear about the latest innovations in the Academy, and even win some awesome door prizes! To RSVP, please visit https://leadership.engineering.oregonstate.edu/leadership-academy-summit-2018. Contact coeleadershipacademy@oregonstate.edu with any questions.
Sat., Oct. 27 | 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. | CH2M Hill Alumni Center

MIME Distinguished Speaker: "Practice-Based Curriculum Transformation: Strategies-Tactics-Resources," by Tom Litzinger, Ph.D.
Professor Litzinger, professor mechanical engineering, director of the Leonhard Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Education, and Assistant Dean, Educational Innovation, Accreditation and Digital Learning at Penn State, will begin with a discussion of issues with traditional engineering curricula and instruction, which research has shown to be less than optimal for maximizing student motivation and learning.  These issues include: an overemphasis on procedural knowledge at the expense of conceptual understanding, ineffective use of laboratory instruction, and inadequate number of opportunities to apply knowledge and skills to authentic engineering problems.  Drawing upon research in psychology, educational psychology, and engineering education, he will then describe changes to engineering curricula and instruction that address these issues.  The research on which the changes are based include the development of expertise, complex problem solving, conceptual learning, inquiry-based learning, and the impact of instructional methods on student learning.
Fri., Oct. 26 | 11 a.m. | Rogers 226


If you are graduating this term, fall of 2018, the deadline to submit your application is Fri., Oct. 5. Please apply now so you do not miss the deadline. Log in to your MyOSU account using your ONID username and password. Under My Student Stuff, click on My Student Records, then click Apply to Graduate. Other deadlines and dates can be found on the Oregon State University Academic Calendar.

Deadline Extended to Oct. 6th - IISE Six Sigma Green Belt Course! Our registration deadline has been extended from September 28th to October 6th! It’s time to set yourself apart from your peers as a Six Sigma Green Belt. Learn how to integrate principles of business, statistics and engineering to achieve tangible results in IISE’s Six Sigma Green Belt for Process Improvement course. This introductory course offered by Oregon State IISE will give you a thorough understanding of Six Sigma and how to identify and eliminate organizational defects through fundamental process knowledge. At the end of the course, participants who pass the IISE Green Belt Exam will receive IISE’s Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate (valid for 3 years). 

  • Dates: Oct. 12th-14th
  • Times: (Oct 12th, 13th) 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM. (Oct. 14th) 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM.
  • Location: TBD
  • Student IISE Member Price: $500
  • Student Non-IISE Member Price: $550
  • Alumni/Professional Price: $900

If you are interested, a direct link to online registration is here:  http://www.iise.org/SixSigmaGreenBelt/102018/OSU. Our website is here: http://oregonstateiie.org/?page_id=766. Again, the deadline is October 6th, and spots are limited!  Questions? Contact either: Dustin Diep at tec@oregonstateiise.org or Coby Norton at tec-elect@oregonstateiise.org.

ChickTech Volunteer Opportunity: Help Local High School Girls Engage with Tech. Date: November 17. Location: HP Corvallis. ChickTech: Corvallis is looking for volunteers to help out at their annual Kickoff event, in which local high school girls are invited to participate in hands-on STEAM-oriented workshops. We are seeking assistance in the following three areas:

  • Workshops: Help facilitate the Soft Circuits, Web Design, Robotics, or Game Development workshops! Experience in these topics is welcomed but not necessary.
  • Day-of logistics: Help handle logistics the day of the event (such as registration, clean up, lunch, etc.). Hours are flexible and you are welcome to drop in and out.
  • Pre-event logistics: Help the ChickTech: Corvallis leadership team plan the event!

If interested, please fill out our volunteer form here. To learn more about ChickTech-- an organization dedicated to retaining and increasing the number of women and minorities in tech via opportunities such as Kickoff-- check out our site at corvallis.chicktech.org or email us at corvallis@chicktech.org. Thank you!

The Oregon State Investment Group is currently in the process of recruiting new Analysts for the 2018-2019 school year. We are looking for qualified, professional students who are passionate about finance and investments. Please note, being a finance or accounting major is not a requirement. We will be hosting a casual informational meeting on the Monday of week two, October 1st, at 6pm (location TBD). This will be a great chance for you to meet the group, learn about who we are and what we do, and ask us any questions about the group! Please RSVP to the "Meet OSIG" event here: ttps://goo.gl/forms/Q3ASXHlXGFiN9oyD2. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us by emailing osig@oregonstate.edu with any questions or concerns; and check out our website at http://www.oregonstateinvestmentgroup.com for more information about the group. Due to time constraints, there are a limited number of interviews available. We encourage you to submit your application ASAP. The deadline for applications is 10/05/18 @ 11:59 PM. We look forward to hearing from you! Application Form: https://lnkd.in/gK8zvQs Meet OSIG RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/Q3ASXHlXGFiN9oyD2

The 2019 Building Future Faculty (BFF) program will be offered by NC State University on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - Friday, April 5, 2019. This all-expenses paid workshop is designed for diverse graduate students and post-doctoral students who are preparing for a career as a faculty member.  Workshop topics include information regarding what to expect as a faculty member, a discussion of the wealth of resources available to faculty for teaching, and expectations of productivity for faculty engaged in research. During the workshop, participants will spend time with current faculty and department chairs in their discipline discussing effective strategies to prepare for an academic career, and the realities of life as a faculty member, as well as receiving personal tips and feedback. This program aims to increase faculty diversity and inclusion and to create a faculty that mirrors the increasingly diversified student population. For the application for the 2019 Building Future Faculty program and more information about the program, please visit the Building Future Faculty website  https://oied.ncsu.edu/divweb/building-future-faculty-program/. Applications are due by Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 11:55 pm EST.


A $1,000 scholarship is available for any Oregon State student having completed an internship with a Mechanical Contractor during the past summer.  The scholarships are sponsored by TCM Corp Mechanical Contractors.  To apply, email Joe Fradella at joe.fradella@oregonstate.edu with the following information: Your name, Company you worked for, Dates of internship, Supervisor name and contact information.  Deadline to apply for this scholarship is Friday, October 19.

Internship/Fellowship Opportunities

NASA Pathways Internship Employment Program (IEP): This is a Program for students currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a degree seeking program. These positions may lead to full-time employment with NASA after graduation.

  • NASA Center: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Application Open Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018
  • Application Close Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018
  • Anticipated Position Start Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
  • Available Positions: Approximately 20+
  • Application Website: https://www.usajobs.gov/

Microsoft Research has expanded its funding support for students by creating the new Microsoft Research Ada Lovelace Fellowship in addition to the improved Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship. Nominations are still open, and PhD students must be nominated by their universities and applications submitted by the department chair’s office by October 9, 2018. The new Microsoft Research Ada Lovelace Fellowship aims to increase diverse talent receiving advanced degrees in computing-related fields in North America. Second year PhD students from groups underrepresented in computing (women, African-Americans/Blacks, Latinos, American Indians/Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders, people with disabilities, and/or LGBTQ) are eligible to apply. The award covers tuition and fees for three years and a $42,000 USD stipend annually.

The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship. Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

Student Technical Assistant (Impact Studio Research Intern). The Impact Studio is a place for teams of faculty, staff, and students to develop, test, and incubate bold ideas that will advance the University’s strategic goals. The Internship Program is designed to give hands-on experience researching the potential of business initiatives originating from the Oregon State University community. As a student intern, you will take part in a variety of tasks needed to evaluate the audience needs, market potential, competition and industry landscape. https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/66653

#1842953 Intern Engineering Opportunities at Analog Devices On-campus interviews on 10/19.

Nike Internships: We will be hosting an all-day Fall Showcase Event on Oct. 26 at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton. To be considered, please apply by Oct. 1. Handshake links: Nike Digital Undergraduate Intern and  Nike Technology Intern

Engineering Internship Program (January-June 2019) at E. & J. Gallo Winery (Handshake #1949538)

Engineering Internship Program (June- December 2019) at E. & J. Gallo Winery (Handshake #1949582)

Job Opportunities

Sustainability at OSU is Hiring Student Eco-Representatives.  We are taking applications for Eco-Reps! OSU's Eco-Reps program is a cohort-based student leadership development program that transforms resident students into sustainability advocates. Successful applicants must be living in the residence halls during the 2018-2019 academic year and be able to work 5-8 hours per week. The application closes 10/1; click here for application details and additional information.

OSU Campus Recycling and Surplus is recruiting Materials Management Workers to work part time! This position supports the University’s sustainability efforts through the effective management of materials that includes sorting, cleaning and receiving items in the Surplus Property warehouse. This position drives University vehicles to assist with the daily campus collection of a variety of recycling and surplus materials. The application deadline is 10/12. Click here for the details and application. 

Materials Management Development Program at Pratt & Whitney: The Enterprise Capacity & Materials Planning Strategy (ECMPS) team within Pratt & Whitney (P&W) is a rapidly growing organization established to assess the demand and output capacity of the entire P&W operations and supply chain network. 

#1842959 FT Engineering Opportunities at Analog Devices. On-campus interviews on 10/19.

ATTENTION, STUDENT WRITERS: Prism’s student columnist, Nirakar Poudel, has earned a Ph.D. and gotten a job, so the magazine needs a new student columnist. The ideal candidate would possess excellent writing skills and offer a fresh voice, clear opinions, and keen insights. The column will appear twice yearly and include a small stipend. Applicants should be undergraduate or graduate students studying engineering, engineering education, or engineering technology for at least the next year. Please send a resume and at least one writing sample (preferably published clips). Email applications to Jennifer Pocock at j.pocock@asee.org with subject line “Student Columnist” by October 1. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Cascade Data Labs in Portland is recruiting candidates for Data Science/Data Analysts roles. Ideal candidates will have strong quantitative backgrounds and analytical discipline. While they will have some demonstrated ability to write code, they will not have learned programming languages for the sake of building their resume, but rather as a means to express their intellectual curiosity and analytical voice. Cascade Data Labs will provide a platform and training to help them reach their full potential. More information here

Faculty and Post-Doc Positions

The School of MIME at Oregon State University is conducting faculty searches in Design, Industrial Engineering, and Robotics. The positions are also posted on our Faculty and Staff Openings webpage. Note that our full consideration date is earlier this year, Nov. 1.

Auburn University Industrial and Systems Engineering Department seeks to fill one faculty position at the Assistant and/or Associate Professor level.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Novel Materials for Spacesuits and Spacecraft, UC Davis, Davis, CA

Asst./Assoc. Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Mechanics), Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH 

Instructor of Manufacturing, Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT
Assistant Professor of Mechanical EngineeringArkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR 

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